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Department of Management

University of Houston-Main Campus

(Page last updated  4/16/12) 






Human Resources-Fringe Benefits Committee Members, please critique this presentation:

              Faculty Retirement Briefing.ppt







From the Behavioral Finance Project Hall of Fame:

    1) This MBA team analyzed the choice between ORP and TRS for new faculty:



    2) This MBA team evaluated University of Houston retirement services providers:



     3) This MBA team evaluated the Pioneer Mutual Fund offerings:




My Top Five Albums/CDs of All Time:

1.     Who's Next by the Who. A 1971 offering by the world's greatest rock and roll band at its height.

2.     Joshua Tree by U2. An offering by the world's greatest rock and roll band of a different era (a trend developing here?).

3.     The Doors by the Doors. An exceptional first album by one of the great "dinosaur rock" groups.

4.     Hergest Ridge by Mike Oldfield (the Tubular Bells new age artist). Some of the world's best contemplation music.

5.     From Down under: The Swing by INXS and Michael Hutchence (was his hanging death a suicide or an accident?)

Other favorites:

          1.  Dirty Vegas CDs “Self Titled” and One are catchy electronic pop which frequently play in my office.

          2.  Singh Kaur and Kim Robertson have written and performed exquisite new age music in the Crimson Collection Vols. 4 &5 CD and the Vols. 6 & 7 CD.

          3.  The Peter Green Splinter Group’s Reaching the Cold 100 is a powerful blues CD.  (Think of a Porsche idling at 75 miles per hour.)

          4.  Doug Smith is the West Texas piano prodigy featured on PBS fund raising specials.  Check out his CDs Hope (especially his West Texas signature piece) and Confirmation.

          5.  Ray Wylie Hubbard is a Texas original.  I really like the CDs Growl and Eternal & Lowdown.

          6.  Live at the Big Easy by Alan Haynes. Recorded live in Houston’s own Big Easy (on Kirby), this is my favorite blues album. Catch Alan at the Big Easy the last Saturday of most months.

          7. Blues Preacher by James "Blood" Ulmer. Ulmer is a jazz guitarist (who played with Ornette Coleman) who has put out a unique blues-jazz sound.

     8. No Angel and Life for Rent by Dido. Moving electronic music. Haunting vocals.

     9. Spirit of the Century by the Blind Boys of Alabama. From the CDNow web site: In what could be the "gospel/blues" recording event of the year (2001), the Blind Boys of Alabama -- together since 1939 -- have put together a fabulous new project, stunning in scope and exhilarating in execution. . . . The Blind Boys have created a remarkably contemporary disc pieced together from the most traditional of genres: spiritual, gospel, and blues. They even turn one of gospel's most revered songs upside down, singing "Amazing Grace" to the tune of "House of the Rising Son."

     10. Mythos. Superb electronica.